Definition of Aecium

1. Noun. Fruiting body of some rust fungi bearing chains of aeciospores.

Group relationships: Rust, Rust Fungus
Generic synonyms: Fruiting Body
Derivative terms: Aecial



Definition of Aecium

1. Noun. (mycology) A cuplike fruiting structure of some parasitic fungi (rusts) that contains chains of aeciospores. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aecium

1. a spore-producing organ of certain fungi [n -IA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aecium

adzuki
adzuki bean
adzuki beans
adzukis
adæquate
adæquately
ae
aecia
aecial
aecidia
aecidial
aecidium
aecidiums
aeciospore
aeciospores
aecium (current term)
aeciums
aedeagi
aedeagus
aedes
aedicula
aediculae
aedicule
aedicules
aedile
aediles
aedileship
aedileships
aedine
aefald

Literary usage of Aecium

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1. A Text-book of Mycology and Plant Pathology by John William Harshberger (1917)
"Its aecium is confined to the five-leaved pines, one of which is Pinus strobus, ... The aecium occurs on the larch, Larix, and its urediniospores and ..."

2. Studien zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des japanischen Riesensalamanders by Charles Stuart Gager, Daniel Lange (1916)
"Study longitudinal sections through an aecium, using low power. 2. How are the infested tissues ... Make the aecium at least 30 mm. in longest dimension. 6. ..."

3. Phytopathology by American Phytopathological Society (1917)
"Successful cultures were obtained on either Raphanus, or Brassica, but the plants died before developing sufficiently for determination. The aecium on Cleo- ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1878)
"... sphincter has been misunderstood, that it serves the purpose of expelling the feces instead of retaining them, and he terms it a " detrusor J'aecium. ..."

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